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It’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

 

Featured Guest:
Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.

Mental Health Awareness Expert | Author | Advocate

Harvard University ’02

Columbia University ’07

hakeemrahim.com | Video
Hakeem will discuss the following topics:

 

Definitions

*What does it mean to have a mental illness?*

*What are some of the warning signs of mental illness?*

*What causes mental illness?*

*Is anyone immune to mental illness?*

 

Treatment

*Once someone has had a mental illness can they ever get better again?*

*What should I do if I know someone who appears to have all of the symptoms of a serious mental disorder?*

*What is the difference between mental health professionals?*

*How can I find a mental health professional right for my child or myself?*

*What treatment options are available?*

*If I become involved in treatment what do I need to know?*

 

Medication

*What do I need to know about medications?*

*If a medication is prescribed to me and I begin to feel better after taking it is it okay to stop taking it?*

 

Support

*How can I get help paying for my prescriptions?

*Where can I go for help?

*How do I find a local support group?*

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